Saturday, January 18, 2014

Daniel Webster Birthday

Today we celebrate the birthdate of Daniel Webster, born in 1782 in New Hampshire. One of the great oraters of his time, Webster was a member of the House of Representatives (representing both New Hampshire and Massachusetts in his career), a Senator and Secretary of State to three presidents. In his honor we raise the New Hampshire and Massachusetts flags today.

"Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of Wisdom, of Peace, and of Liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration for ever!"

-Webster, from his address on Laying The Cornerstone Of The Bunker Hill Monument (1825)

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